Towcester Town Council

Serving the people of Towcester, Wood Burcote & Caldecote

Towcester Town Hall

Town Clerk: Miss Elizabeth Cox
The Town Hall, 86 Watling
Street, Towcester
Northamptonshire NN12 6BS

Tel: 01327 350995

M1 Full Weekend Closure Junctions 14-15 4th-7th March

M1 Full Weekend Closure Junctions 14-15 4th-7th March

M1 bridge reprofiling and resurfacing works

The M1 between junctions 14 to 15 southbound will be closed for 56 hours from 9pm on Friday 4 March 2022 to 6am on Monday 7 March 2022. The closure will allow engineers to adjust the profile of the carriageway and install bridge joints at Cattle Creep emergency turn around, Hartwell.

During this closure, a full reconstruction of the carriageway on the slip road and lane 1 at Newport Pagnell Services exit slip road will be carried out. These works are essential to bring the carriageway into the new all lane running configuration.

As this is a significant piece of work, National Highways have to close the road fully to undertake it safely. If they are able to complete the work quicker than expected, they will re-open the road and will advise motorists and the public through social media and the electronic signs on the motorway itself.

Please note that these are provisional dates and are subject to change, as there may be conditions outside of their control, such as adverse weather, and road incidents. If they are unable to complete these works on the above dates, they will be using a contingency weekend of 19th November. Please visit their website to see the latest M1 road closure dates and the official diversion routes at:

Drivers will be encouraged to plan ahead and to use alternative routes such as the M40, A1 or the M11 with the A14. Drivers should avoid this section of the M1 and surrounding roads if possible. Diversion routes will be clearly signed during this closure. Drivers will eb encouraged to follow these and not their own satnavs to discourage them from choosing unsuitable routes.

Residents and business owners are advised to allow extra time onto their journeys. National Highways will do their utmost to complete the work as quickly as possible and keep noise and disruption to a minimum. However, they acknowledge some operations may be noisy, for example, reversing bleepers must be operational on vehicles for health and safety reasons.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact National Highways Community Liaison on 07469 391190.

Posted: Thu, 24 Feb 2022 09:47 by Lizzi Bucklow-Holt

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